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Tropical Kiss

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A summer in Aruba, on the beach, in the sun–what else could a girl want? A summer romance, of course!

Imagine spending your entire summer vacation on the beautiful Islands of Aruba. Who could ask for anything more? Well, for Morgan Callahan, spending her entire summer in Aruba with the father, she hardly knows, is barely anything to look forward to. In fact, she is dreading...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 10th 2005 by HarperTeen (first published May 1st 2005)
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Morgan Callahan is a seventeen-year-old girl with a life in turmoil. She's still recovering from a broken leg, hobbling along on crutches. Her mother has just remarried and is indulging in a little private honeymoon with her new husband. Her father, who she hasn't seen in three years, is currently in Aruba for business, and she's passed along to him for the summer. Arriving on a tropical island for a little summer vacation should be calming, but from the very b...more
Kathy Davie
This will appeal to those who fantasized about an "older man" while they were in high school. I can remember back to my high school years….dating a college guy was hot stuff.

My Take
Very much a young teen romance with an irritating heroine. She is rude, self-absorbed, crude, and such a child. Ah, well, I guess you could say she's a typical teen and I shouldn't condemn the story for that.

And stupid. God, she's dumb. It's more as though Coffey couldn't really be bothered to work at this and just t...more
Oct 14, 2008 Ally added it
This book was hilarious! I love Morgan and her klutzy, spunky self. The author really knows how to make a person laugh. It was serious yet funny. I would love it if the author would make a sequal about her living in Washington D.C.
I found this book to be very cute. Its a very quick read, which surprised me. I did not find it that all exciting though. I thought there could have been more excitement in this book especially towards the end. But Overall, like I said its a cute novel. If youre looking for a quick romantic read this would be it.

~After three years of not seeing him, Morgan is going to visit her dad in Aruba. Expecting to be alone and bored out of her mind she finds herself having the time of her life and even fa...more
This was a fun and quick read, but I enjoyed it.

Morgan has just finished her junior year of high school and is being sent to Aruba to live with her father. A father that she has not seen in many years. This is not the summer she was looking forward to and plans to spend her time with her father in misery.

Then Cy picks her up from the airport. Cy happens to be Morgan's father's assistant. He and Morgan hit it off immediately. The rest is history :)

I found this book on the freebie list a few weeks...more
This book is very good so far. It is about a girl who has to stay in Aruba with her father who she doesn't know that well and a young man while her mother honeymoons in India with her soon to be step dad.
Mickey Reed
Sep 26, 2011 Mickey Reed rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA fans, beachy summery YA fans
Recommended to Mickey by: Ren
Shelves: 2011
I thought this was was totally cute! There were times when it was light, a chunk when it went a bit heavy, but the overall feel was fun. I liked the little mystery in there, and the romance part was amusing. Plus, Morgan's broken leg and overall clumsiness lead to some laughter.

Morgan is going to stay with her father in Aruba for part of the summer while her mother goes on a honeymoon with her new husband in India. Morgan has never been close to her father and expects this trip to somewhat be a...more
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Ariana d.
This book was a sweet, light read. It was funny and nice for when you want your spirits lifted up.
Morgan was strong and she didn't want any help and I loved that about her. I loved, also, how Cy didn't push her and helped her slightly. I thought the romance was a bit gooey in places and i wished it wasn't so sicklysweet.
I really liked Morgan as a character and how she wasn't so vain, but I don't like it when characters are all "whoa, i'm beautiful, ohmygosh, nooo, *blush*" and even though Mor...more
Alexa Bogran
I thought that this novel was well written and overall a good book. It was a summer romance novel, which kind of annoyed me at times with all the "lovey dovey" feel to it, but the backround story of the main character and the twist at the end of the story was enjoyable and intriguing. The first chapter got my attention and kept me wanting to read more because sometimes the romance and gossip that was going on was interesting and kept me wandering who would end up with who and how their relations...more
I read this in middle school, before I discovered Harlequin books as a way to satisfy my hunger for romantic stories. I gotta admit, this book made my young romantic heart swell :)
This was a super quick read. A 17 year old girl has to spend the summer with her dad she hasn’t seen in 3 yrs, because her mom is on a honeymoon with her new stepdad. She complains about having to go to aruba…um ok I would not complain about that. Stuff happens..gooshy stuff, growing up stuff, suspense stuff..then it ends all wrapped up super neatly (not gonna give it away though it's predictable). Cute book but requires zero thought. Oh, and it does the whole lecture thing in there randomly abo...more
Really an interesting book. It was a really good combination of an action and romance
Coy Willes
I read this book when I was in Junior High, and I loved it. After I read it once I bought the book, and reread it a couple times. I was in the stage of wanting to grow up, and having a boyfriend. Every girl loves reading romance books, and this is a perfect book for young girls infatuated with the idea of love. This story is about a teenage girl that goes to live in Aruba with her father for the summer, and meets a guy, and tells her story summer adventure. This book is a cute fun read for teena...more
A bit of YA/teen girl fluff to start the year,but how better to start the coldest new year on record since the early 70's than a book set in Aruba? I feel a little old reading this book as it brings back all the drama of being a teen girl on the cusp of that crazy time after childhood but before adulthood. The characters are likeable, and believeable. While not something I will recommend for my own daughter--at least for a long while-- it's like a sex Ed senario in book form.
Morgan is feeling put out. She has a broken leg and crutches, and she has been shipped off against her will to stay with the father she hasn't seen in 3 years. Could her summer get any worse? Then she gets to Aruba, wher her father is an American bureaucrat. She meets Ly, her dad's intern, and Mac, a good friend, and her summer is looking up. Except for the fact her father may be a drug dealer . . .
An amazing start with a less than amazing ending .
This book rocks! It deals with girl who is sent to Aruba to live with her father for the summer, while her mother is on her honeymoon in India. She doesn't know her father very well but by the end of the summer learns to save herself (That sunglasses dude!) and a little bit more about her father. And maybe just maybe falls in love.
What a cute book! It had everything I wanted for the summer, nice summery location (Aruba), cute boy (Cy), romance (amazing romance every girl dreams of), intrigue/mystery (who are those people following Morgan?!) ahh very good :)
Serious content issues for a teen. Interesting elements but not something I would let my children read or felt comfortable with myself. Reads like an adult romance with teen characters.
Jun 25, 2010 Quinn added it
So amazing!! A great romance with a twist and surprise that you wouldn't expect!! It's funny and real and I could read it over and over again!
The beginning was great, but the ending.... well I'll just say It's not something I'd tell an elementary school student to read.
Sweet cute fluffly candyfloss!! :)
Enjoyable if you not looking for anything serious or....thought-provoking
Brittney. Break my heart why dont ya
Very good book about a girl whos parents are divorved and she goes to see her Dad. Theres romance Really good read it!
Alexandra Ciossek
One of my favorite books of all time. Always go back a reread this book a thousand times!! Loved it!!!
Stephanie Frugis
I definitely liked this book- the little bit of action that I wasn't expecting definitely was an added bonus
Didn't really like it. Kind of boring. Storyline not so good and it wasn't exciting at all./

Light summer read. Nothing breath taking, just a light fun book to pass time
I love this book it has everything in it from mystery to love, i adore this book!
Jul 02, 2011 Elianne rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Elianne by: My friend Alina
Loves the book!!! An easy and fun read. Loved the setting and the characters
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